The Semiotic Model provides a coordinated way of talking about how the thoughts in our minds can be expressed in terms of the world outside of our minds. The model contains three basic entities:
- the sign: something which is perceived, but which stands for something else,
- the concept: the thoughts or images that are brought to mind by the perception of the sign,
- the object: the "something else" in the world to which the sign refers.
The model is most often represented as the semiotic triangle.
This version of the semiotic model is adapted from the work of the American philosopher Charles S. Pierce. Pierce is generally acknowledged as an important pioneer in the study of signs.
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